Skytrans to fly out of Toowoomba

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Skytrans to fly out of Toowoomba

Postby lloyd fox » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:17 am

Plans for air services take off

Adam Davies | 20th October 2011



THE Toowoomba business community has applauded a proposal by Skytrans to operate regular passenger flights out of Toowoomba airport.

Proposed daily flights to Sydney, Roma and Gladstone are due to commence by January.

Senior Skytrans executives met with business leaders at City Hall on Tuesday, where the plans were unveiled.

Local business owner and Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce president Geoff McDonald said regular services were long overdue.

"This is very exciting news for not only the business community, but also for the people of Toowoomba," Mr McDonald said.

"Regular services have been long overdue and it will certainly open up a plethora of opportunities for the city," he added.

The Chamber, along with The Chronicle, launched a campaign two weeks ago requesting the community to register their support and interest in destinations prior to Tuesday's meeting.

"Skytrans were shocked at the level of community support and feedback that was received by the Chamber within such a short period.

"They were certainly surprised and now realise that there is overwhelming interest and a market here for services.

"I have to applaud The Chronicle for their support in this matter. It has been fantastic," Mr McDonald said.

Despite the services being largely targeted to business and industry personnel, Mr McDonald said that it was the first step to further connecting Toowoomba with the rest of the country.

"Skytrans have made it quite clear that they are not targeting the leisure market to begin with.

"Apart from the mining and resources sector, a huge amount of interest was shown from businesses such as the University of Southern Queensland.

"However, as the services become established that certainly will most likely change," Mr McDonald said.
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Re: Skytrans to fly out of Toowoomba

Postby MichaelC » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:05 pm

Excellent, thanks Lloyd

Will this be the first time Skytrans have done services to Sydney? I assume they'll be using existing dash-8 aircraft too?
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Re: Skytrans to fly out of Toowoomba

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Re: Skytrans to fly out of Toowoomba

Postby Brandon Giacomin » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:11 pm

MEDIA RELEASE

2 March 2012

SKYTRANS ANNOUNCES NEW TOOWOOMBA TO SYDNEY SERVICE

Skytrans today announced a new service to operate between Toowoomba and Sydney. Toowoomba is one of Australia’s largest inland regional centres, and plays an integral role in servicing the agricultural and mining industries in Queensland’s mid-West.

Skytrans Managing Director, Simon Wild, confirmed the new services today whilst on a visit to Toowoomba, stating that flights are planned to commence in July 2012.

“The local business Community have lobbied for these services for some time, so it is our great pleasure, after many months of due diligence, to make this announcement here in Toowoomba.”

Initially there will be six return flights weekly to Sydney, increasing to ten in the first year of operation. Notably there will be an opportunity to depart Toowoomba in the morning, and return again in the evening after conducting a day’s business in Sydney.

“We listened to and paid close attention to the requirements of the local business Community in creating a schedule we hope will meet the needs of most people, whilst allowing for expansion.”

Morning arrival slots into Sydney airport are in great demand, and our schedule has been partially dictated by the best times we were able to secure. Having said that, Sydney Airport are also very excited about a brand new regional destination being added to their routes.

Skytrans, an airline well known in regional Queensland for its Community services, plans to bring a greater level of involvement in the region.

“We have a great history of meaningfully contributing to the Communities we fly to throughout Queensland, and although we already have established interests in Toowoomba, these new services will allow us to increase that level of involvement,” continued Mr Wild.

Skytrans intend to recruit cabin crew from the Toowoomba region initially with a medium term aim to base flight crews, engineers and aircraft in Toowoomba. Critical to this outcome will be support from the greater community in utilising these services.

Pricing and final schedule will be released during April 2012.

Skytrans is a Queensland owned company with 20 years of operating history and a fleet of Dash-8 aircraft flying to 23 ports around Queensland on scheduled and charter services. All flights feature full in-flight service, movies, and quality catering.


http://www.skytrans.com.au/PDFs/MR_Mar_2012.pdf
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Re: Skytrans to fly out of Toowoomba

Postby David B. » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:14 pm

TWB-SYD will start 02JUL. Ops by DH3.

TWB/SYD 07:15L/09:30L Q60014 Mon/Wed/Thu
SYD/TWB 10:15L/12:30L Q60015 Mon/Wed/Thu

TWB/SYD 13:45L/16:00L Q60016 Tue/Wed/Fri
SYD/TWB 16:45L/19:00L Q60017 Tue/Wed/Fri

Fares start at $149 each way.
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Re: Skytrans to fly out of Toowoomba

Postby Brandon Giacomin » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:09 am

Dash 8-300 VH-QQM is operating the inaugural service this morning as Q6 14.
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